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Old 06-17-2018, 03:31 PM   #16
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For the techie strand I'm thinking maybe a wordplay around the Linotype machine - how about Digital Slugs.
Yeah, I really like that name as well! You are great at coming up with names!

Both of yours are my favorite!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(typesetting)

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Old 06-17-2018, 07:36 PM   #17
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For the blog name how about: Babble On to Behistun

Added: You could have a third strand of occasional posts on the history of writing - Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Nordic Runes, Akkadian Cuneiform, etc.

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Old 06-17-2018, 10:36 PM   #18
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I remember using 'slugs' when setting cold type in High School.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:10 AM   #19
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For the blog name how about: Babble On to Behistun

Added: You could have a third strand of occasional posts on the history of writing - Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Nordic Runes, Akkadian Cuneiform, etc.
Sounds like something more up the alley of BabelMap's blog:

https://babelstone.blogspot.com/

... the only language information I typically follow is getting lost down the Wikipedia Wormhole when new languages get added to Unicode (or when I see them mentioned in changelogs). Last time I got lost was researching Kabyle (a Berber language spoken by ~5.5 million people):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabyle_language
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:42 AM   #20
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Sounds like something more up the alley of BabelMap's blog:
Babelstone's blog was probably rattling around at the back of my mind when Babble on to Behistun popped into it.

Digital Slugs + Lingo Metrics = ???????

I'll let it percolate for a bit.

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Old 09-26-2018, 01:01 PM   #21
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The finalized logo for Digital Slug has arrived!

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It's a mix of a book + circuit board. Physical book + Digital!

Let me know your thoughts!

Hopefully the blog will be starting up soon, and I can get to pumping out glorious, glorious content!

For example, here was in-depth discussion on pain points of current Spellcheck/Grammarcheck tools (still looking for more input/discussion):

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=310766

Or a recent technical post I wrote on "What are the Pros and Cons of EPUB vs. MOBI?":

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comme..._mobi/e493e9x/

Side Note: I surpassed 1000 posts on MobileRead. If we added up my total word count though, it would probably stretch from here to outside the universe.

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Old 09-26-2018, 10:23 PM   #22
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It's neat.

Hmm... it didn't really inspire much more than that one lonely thought.
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Like the logo, it's clever.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:12 AM   #24
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Thanks!

* * *

Something major with the blog may or may not have progressed today. (I was researching for ~a week, looks like it mostly went smooth. Just have to iron out the kinks.)

The past few weeks, I've also been answering questions over on Reddit in my usual in-depth style.

Like one person on Reddit asked about "O vs. 0", where a text might look like $25OO.OO instead of $2500.00:

https://www.reddit.com/r/writing/com..._vs_0/e8ibp3y/

Of course, I'm 99% sure it was OpenType "Old-Style Numerals".

So I'll most likely make write a blog post, and go in much more detail.

Lots of rough drafts and outlines! I haven't been slacking on this!

PS. One of the annoying things on Reddit is posts getting shadowed... probably assumed it was spam because of all my links to sources + examples! I wrote another great post on Fixed Format ebooks. Luckily, I still have access to my original post, but nobody else could see my genius!

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Old 11-18-2018, 06:32 AM   #25
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[...] but nobody else could see my genius!
That happens to me a lot!

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Old 11-18-2018, 12:56 PM   #26
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